INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Milwaukee junior Kerri Schuh has been named Horizon League Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, while Valparaiso sophomore Taylor Root has earned Defensive Player of the Week honors for the period of Oct. 18-24.
Schuh, a right side hitter from Appleton, Wis., picks up the award after helping the Panthers go 2-0 on the weekend.
On Saturday, she recorded a triple-double with 11 kills, 15 digs, and 10 assists in a 3-1 victory over Cleveland State. She notched 12 kills in a three set win over Youngstown State the night before. Schuh also tallied six blocks and three aces while hitting .358 over the weekend.
Root, a libero from Jenison, Mich., recorded 43 digs in just six sets (7.17 dps) leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories this week, collecting her third defensive accolade of the season. She tallied 22 digs in a sweep of Oakland on Friday and added 21 more in a three set win over UIC on Saturday; both efforts were match highs.
Committing zero serve receive errors, Root also registered six assists on the week.
Valparaiso and Milwaukee both have non-conference matches early this week starting with Valpo at SIU-Edwardsville on Monday at 8pm ET. Milwaukee then hosts DePaul on Tuesday in an 8pm ET match.
Offensive Players of the Week
Aug. 30 Jessica Wolfe, Butler
Sept. 6 Kara Koch, Cleveland State
Sept. 13 Janise Dismuke, UIC
Sept. 20 Jenny Pokorny, Valparaiso
Sept. 27 Jena Berg, Milwaukee
Oct. 4 Mallory Curran, Loyola
Oct. 11 Jessica Wolfe, Butler
Oct. 18 Jenny Pokorny, Valparaiso
Oct. 25 Kerri Schuh, Milwaukee
Defensive Players of the Week
Aug. 30 Taylor Root, Valparaiso
Sept. 6 Taylor Root, Valparaiso
Sept. 13 Cat Languido, Loyola
Sept. 20 Maggie Harbison, Butler
Sept. 27 Maureen Bamiro, Butler
Oct. 4 Morgan Potter, Milwaukee
Oct. 11 Brittany Groth, Green Bay
Oct. 18 Morgan Potter, Milwaukee
Oct. 25 Taylor Root, Valparaiso